Monday, February 8, 2016

A Season Away from the Blog ~ by Amy Vest

Dear Friends,

How I love you and treasure seeking Jesus with you!  The Lord is leading me to a season away from blogging - and I follow in faith and obedience.  I am His and I want to be with Him wherever He is calling me.  What a rest it is to trust you into His hands, knowing His love for you!

I want to encourage you that:
~ He is Who He says He is - "...I am God, there is none like me." (Isaiah 46:9)
~ You are who He says you are - "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (2 Corinthians 5:17)
~ His Word is Truth and He keeps His promises - "...your word is truth." (John 17:17)
~ His will and way are perfect - "This God—his way is perfect..." (Psalm 18:30)
~ You are kept in His hands as His own (and oh, please make sure you are His own!  More on this by clicking HERE! - "I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand." (John 10:28)

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There are loads of free resources filled with encouragement in Jesus for you to explore:
- Blog archives - years of posts are here on the blog at available for you to go back and read.
- Website - contains videos, companion handouts, articles, and more!
- Vimeo video page - with over 30 videos filled with messages encouraging you in Jesus!

This video message is one I want to encourage you with: "Jesus is Your Best Friend":  (You can view it below.)

Jesus loves you deeply - and I love you, too!

I am grateful that while we may not be in touch in this season like before, Jesus is ever with us, and we can continue to seek Him together.

I am so grateful for the beautiful work He is doing in you and know He will continue to complete it.  "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." (Philippians 1:6)

Keep looking to, loving, and living for Jesus, friend!  Let Him be your life and #1 priority.  Stay in His Word and prayer.  Rely on Him for His grace and strength for every moment.  Allow Him to grow you in Him.  Live as His for His glory.  Love the journey with Him.  He is going to do amazing things! 

"...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith..." (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Jesus and this life in Him are what you were created for and the only place where you will be satisfied - now and forever!  "For he satisfies the longing soul..." (Psalm 107:9)

He is forever faithful, is all that you need, and is with you every step of the way!

With so much love in Jesus,
Amy Vest

Session 1 ~ "Jesus is Your Best Friend" ~ Beautiful to God Conference from Loving the Lord Ministries on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

"He satisfies the longing soul..."

"For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things."
~ Psalm 107:9